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SCOM434 Science Communication Internship

Project-based development of professional skills and networks in a work setting, extending the skills and implementing practices and principles learned in other Science Communication papers.

Each internship is individually arranged and involves participation in a specific project. Depending on the project, interns may also be involved in the general workings of the workplace situation. The internship requires approximately 240 hours work over the period of the placement. There are varied placement opportunities, and students will be placed individually depending on each student's skill set and current project opportunities.

Paper title Science Communication Internship
Paper code SCOM434
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 29 June 2018), 2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 28 December 2018), 3rd Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 22 February 2019), 4th Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 28 December 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,600.52

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Restriction
NHFC 404, SCOM 404
Limited to
MSciComm, PGDipSciComm, PGCertSciComm, MAppSci
Notes
(i) Admission is subject to approval from the Director, Centre for Science Communication. (ii) For MAppSc students, this paper is normally limited to the Science Communication subject. (iii) Normally available only to international students residing outside New Zealand. Students residing within New Zealand should enrol for SOCM 403 instead.
Eligibility
This paper is available for only those students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication endorsed in Creative Nonfiction Writing (distance only).
Contact
jenny.rock@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jenny Rock
Paper Structure
Individual, project-based paper determined with the host organisation.

Students undertaking an internship will be assessed on the basis of:
  • First Seminar
  • Student Project Report
  • Supervisor's Report
  • Final Seminar
  • Personal Reflection
Teaching Arrangements
SCOM 434 is available at various times throughout the year, enabling flexibility so that internships can be undertaken between semesters or over the course of the year.

Following discussion with the paper co-ordinator about the internship placement and project, a meeting will be arranged with you, the paper co-ordinator and your potential project supervisor. The actual time frame for the internship will be negotiated directly between the supervisor and student. When the time frame is agreed upon, students should provide the information in writing to the paper co-ordinator.Students should aim to complete internship requirements, including all work, research and reporting within 240 hours. This will require significant time management. Students should keep in regular contact with your project supervisor. You must brief them regularly on the progress of your project and ensure that your work will meet their needs. If there are issues (which happens on occasion), you should immediately contact the paper co-ordinator, who will facilitate a resolution.

Students should complete a timesheet weekly (or as appropriate) to help manage time.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper is designed for you to
  • Apply practical skills learned in your previous or ongoing Science Communication papers
  • Identify personal skills gained through the internship experience and reflect upon the transference of those skills to future workplace settings
  • Plan, participate and report on a supervised project whilst on internship placement
  • Understand and work through the complexities posed in the workplace
  • Have reflected on your learning process

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 29 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 28 December 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

3rd Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 22 February 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

4th Non standard period (1 January 2018 - 28 December 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Project-based development of professional skills and networks in a work setting, extending the skills and implementing practices and principles learned in other Science Communication papers.

Each internship is individually arranged and involves participation in a specific project. Depending on the project, interns may also be involved in the general workings of the workplace situation or work remotely. The internship requires approximately 240 hours' work over the period of the placement. There are varied placement opportunities available at any given time, and students with specific requirements will assist in their own placement.

Paper title Science Communication Internship
Paper code SCOM434
Subject Science Communication
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 5 July 2019), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 13 December 2019), 3rd Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 21 February 2020), 4th Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 13 December 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2019 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
NHFC 404, SCOM 404
Limited to
MSciComm, PGDipSciComm, PGCertSciComm, MAppSci
Notes
(i) Admission is subject to approval from the Director, Centre for Science Communication. (ii) For MAppSc students, this paper is normally limited to the Science Communication subject.
Eligibility
This paper is available for only those students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication endorsed in Creative Nonfiction Writing (distance only).
Contact
jenny.rock@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Jenny Rock
Paper Structure
Individual, project-based paper determined with the host organisation.

Students undertaking an internship will be assessed on the basis of:
  • First Seminar
  • Student Project Report
  • Supervisor's Report
  • Final Seminar
  • Personal Reflection
Teaching Arrangements

SCOM 434 is available at various times throughout the year, enabling flexibility so that internships can be undertaken between semesters or over the course of the year. However, internships will typically be expected to be completed during 2nd Non standard period.

Following discussion with the paper co-ordinator about the internship placement and project, a meeting will be arranged with you, the paper co-ordinator and your potential project supervisor. The actual time frame for the internship will be negotiated directly between the supervisor and student. When the time frame is agreed upon, students should provide the information in writing to the paper co-ordinator.

Students should aim to complete internship requirements, including all work, research and reporting within 240 hours. This will require significant time management. Students should keep in regular contact with your project supervisor. You must brief them regularly on the progress of your project and ensure that your work will meet their needs. If there are issues (which happens on occasion), you should immediately contact the paper co-ordinator, who will facilitate a resolution.

Students should complete a timesheet weekly (or as appropriate) to help manage time.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper is designed for you to
  • Apply practical skills learned in your previous or ongoing Science Communication papers
  • Identify personal skills gained through the internship experience and reflect upon the transference of those skills to future workplace settings
  • Plan, participate and report on a supervised project whilst on internship placement
  • Understand and work through the complexities posed in the workplace
  • Have reflected on your learning process

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 5 July 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 13 December 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

3rd Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 21 February 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

4th Non standard period (22 February 2019 - 13 December 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard